Kate McKinnon & Jemaine Clement Join “Minecraft” Adaptation

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Kate McKinnon at "The Spy Who Dumped Me" film premiere in 2018. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock (9770242ci)

The long-awaited adaptation of the hit video game Minecraft is finally happening and its cast is shaping up to be amazing. Saturday Night Live alum Kate McKinnon and Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement are the latest actors to join the star-studded Minecraft cast.

Minecraft is currently shooting in New Zealand, with Jared Hess serving as the director. Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer worked on the script for this project, drawing inspiration from the complex world featured in the original game, but plot details are currently being kept under wraps.

In addition to McKinnon and Clement, the star-studded cast of Minecraft will be led by Jason Momoa (Aquaman), who also serves as one of its executive producers, and it also includes  Emma Myers (Wednesday), Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple), Sebastian Eugene Hansen (Just Mercy), and Jack Black (School of Rock).

SNL star Kate McKinnon most recently starred in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, and she’s currently in the running for a SAG Award with the rest of its cast. She’s also attached to Andrew Stanton’s sci-fi film In the Blink of an Eye.

As for Jemaine Clement, the New Zealand native and the member of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, is focusing on his work behind the camera as the creator of the hit FX comedy What We Do in the Shadows, in addition to being attached to James Cameron’s Avatar 3.